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SDI 08HB
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EEBATES
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FF
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F
EEBATES
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FFIRMATIVE
1AC……………………………………2-16
T
OPICALITY
a2 Alternative Energy T………………….17-18a2 Direct Incentive Extra T- we meet……………………………......19- indirect is topical……………………….20a2 Incentives T…………………………...21
C
ASE
Auto Competitiveness Advantage
- auto key to econ………………………..22-23- feebates solve……………………….….24
Warming Advantage Solvency
..………..25-26
Aerospace Advantage
- alternative fuels key……………………27
Spillover Internal Link 
(generic)……….28
Solvency
- generic………………………………….29-30- consumer shift………………………….31- manufacturing conversion………………32- phase-in………………………………...33
a2 Turns (generic overview
)……………34- fuelling stations takeout………………..35- current tech fails………………………..36- low income families……………………37- incentivize older polluting cars………...38- rebound effect………………………….39
A
DD
-O
NS
Acid Rain 2AC.…………………………..40-41- extensions……………………………42Air Pollution 2AC..……………………….43- extensions……………………………44-45Oil Dependence 2AC..……………………46- extensions……………………………47Oil Spills 2AC……………………………48Military 2AC………….………………….49
A
2 O
FF
-C
ASE
Bush Bad Politics 2AC
...………………..50-51- auto lobby extension...…………………52
Bush Good Politics 2AC
...………………53-54- public extension...……………………...55- auto lobby ext...………………………..56
a2 Elections
- McCain doesn’t solve the aff...………...57- auto key to election...…………………..58
Spending Disad 2AC
...………………….59-60
State Sales Disad 2AC
...………………...61
A
2 C
OUNTERPLANS
CAFÉ 2AC
...…………………………….62-63
Gas Tax 2AC
...…………………………..64-65- consumer credits ext...………………….66- a2 highways NB...……………………..67
Reg Neg 2AC
...………………………….68-71
Regulations-Only 2AC
...……………….72-73- emissions turn ext...…………………….74
States CP 2AC
...…………………………75-76ext #1 – rollback...……………………….77ext #2 – perm solvency...…………………78ext #7 – int’l action...…………………….79a2 Not Uniform (state-based) feebate…….80-82- ext #1 – patchwork...…………………..83- ext #2 – biz con...……………………..84-85- ext #3 – manufacturing turn...…………86-87a2 Uniform (nationally-set) feebate...……88State PTX links...………………………..89California PTX links...…………………..90a2 49 states cP (exclude Cali) ...…………91
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SDI 08HB
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EEBATES
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FF
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SDI 08HB
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EEBATES
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Feebates 1AC (1/_)
Contention I is Inherency – 1. Congress is wed to boosting ineffective CAFÉ
 
standards – they fail to consider options likefeebatesNorth Star Writers Group 07.
(“Kill the Fatted CAFE: Let Feebates Encourage the Purchase of Fuel-Efficient Cars”, July 30, http://www.northstarwriters.com/eb004.htm)
Today’s call for fuel efficiency isn’t a new thing. There has been a 20-year lull between the last time people werehot for fuel-efficient cars, and coincidentally it’s been 20 years since the price of gas was high enough to cause personal discomfort to consumers. That should tell us something as Congress moves to increase
Corporate Average FuelÉconomy
(CAFÉ) standards. The federal government could require Detroit’s automakers to increase their fleetwide fuelefficiency averages, only to watch consumers lose interest if the price of fuel were to again drop. This would leavethe Big Three with an unfunded federal mandate to manufacture something no one wants to buy.
Although this isn’tlikely (the price of gasoline will probably continue to increase a little faster than the rate of inflation),
 policy makers should keep it inmind. It’s one thing, in reaction to
our growing awareness of our twin problems of 
energy dependency and global warming, todemand action. It’s another thing entirely to demand action that in the long run might not be sustainable in themarketplace. Rather than tinkering, Congress should simply scrap CAFE and address efficiency through somethingthat stimulates demand, not dictates supply. An idea worth considering is
something called
a feebate.
2. Federal CAFÉ explicitly preempts state feebates initiatives, though momentum is buildingEPA 08.
(“State Action Policies: California”, United States Environmental Protection Agency,http://yosemite.epa.gov/gw/StatePolicyActions.nsf/uniqueKeyLookup/MSTY5PFKFB?OpenDocument)
Feebates,
a system of fees and rebates applied to vehicles to induce certain behavior,
have been proposed in various states,
includingCalifornia (Reference available in the California State Action Plan).
Legislation in Maryland that would apply feebates, based onfuel efficiency, to new vehicles to reduce gasoline use is the only proposal to make it through the legislative process,
but thus far has not been implemented due to court challenges
 
derived from the preeminence of the national
corporate average fuel economy (
CAFE) legislation.
 
The popularity of feebates in recent years is due, at least to some degree, to the potential for revenue neutrality—the system can be structured so that the total rebates paid out equal the total fees paid in. Thus, a feebate may bemore politically viable than a tax.
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